Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Sailor Fountain Pen

A very quick test with my new Sailor fountain pen, which arrived in the post this morning. It takes a bit of getting used to but I can already see the potential. The sketch is of the shed at the bottom of the garden.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Farm Building

I'm not sure what to call this, really. It's a kind of small stone built shed that you come across sometimes when walking in the countryside.

Quick Sketches

A couple of quick sketches I did recently. The first is at Bamford Mill, the second Grindsbrook Clough, Edale. I was experimenting with ways of drawing different species of trees at the same time as trying to improve the speed at which I draw - I quite like the loose, sketchy feel.

This third sketch took a little longer but I had a nice bench to sit on :)

Burbage Moor

A quick sketch of some rocks on Burbage Moor, near Ringinglow. Drawn with a Rotring ArtPen.

River Derwent

A pencil sketch of the River Derwent in Bamford, based from a photograph I took earlier in the year. I didn't think it wise to draw on location as I was stood on a stepping stone in the middle of the river.